His Master’s Voice?

They must think us dogs

salivating to their bells

doing tricks for tiny treats!

~

And how can they not

when we drool at every cue

playing games they tell us to?

~

Is there any choice?

After all, they hold the cards

and set the rules we must regard.

~

Why must we regard

their arbitrary edicts

when their only care

is their self-serving interests?

Bite the hands that feed, I say!

Ignore their strident bellows!

Exercise our every freedom!

Let us run across the meadows!

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Mondo with Tonya (1)

When a woman wins,

does the world respond with love,

or do they lash out with hate?

~

Only frightened men,

With murkier histories,

Hate to see a woman win.

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I was talking with a coworker, today, about some of the poetic forms I write in. She was particularly interested in the Mondo, poetic dialogue. The next thing I know, there is a katauta in my text message app!